Two Weeks Out from PEI Half Marathon

It’s been a great week of running! So I’m just going to get right to it…….two weeks out until PEI Half Marathon (half #3 for me). I’m getting excited, eager to run the distance, looking forward to the challenge of a new event/course, meet up with some #RunATCan peeps and of course spending some time with my husband {sans kiddies}.

Last week went a little like this……….

What Was Planned vs What Really Happened:

  • Monday: Rest Day Rest Day (though I really wanted to run)
  • Tuesday: 5k 6k on the Treadmill.
  • Wednesday: 8k8k on the Treadmill (getting my fix of Scandal)
  • Thursday: 5k5k Outside
  • Friday: Rest DayRest Day (might have over indulged on food and wine)
  • Saturday: Long Run18k Long Run – you can read about the fun here!
  • Sunday: Cross TrainJillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 Level 2

Total km: 37

Weather: It’s been much cooler these days and nights. Long sleeves are required but I’m trying to push-off wearing capri’s as long as I can. Early morning runs require lots of reflective gear and lunch time runs (which I didn’t do last week) would require shorts / t-shirt or rain gear.

I’m feeling: Relieved to have 18k under my belt with no pain during, after or the following day! This is a big win!!!

I enjoyed: Taking our girls to see the Acadia track so they know where they are running next week {Kids Run}! After that, randomly deciding to go apple picking πŸ™‚

track and apples

I’m looking forward to: Pacing the Valley Harvest 10k but slightly nervous about keeping my pace at 7 min/km for a 1:10 finish time. This race isn’t mine. I’m using it to do a tapered long run a week before my half marathon. I’m running this race to get those who want to finish under 1:10 or around 1:10 to the finish line on time. I’m running this race because it’s a local race that I enjoy doing. It’s going to be a good time!

I’m also looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner and making vegan apple pie with all the apples we picked this weekend.

I’m motivated by: An email message I got from an old friend. She called me “amazing” and I truly feel far from that. I’ve yet to mention on the blog but I’m now a 261 Fearless Ambassador! I don’t feel that this makes me amazing (but thank you Kathy for the comment)…I feel encouraged to motivate others to be active. And by being active I mean doing an activity of your choice (walking, running, hitting the gym, yoga, karate, soccer, swimming, cross fit etc.), to be healthy and happy.

So, in return I’m motivated by my friends, family, bloggers, readers of my blog (bloggers, family, friends and strangers I will meet and most I will never meet). Thanks for following my crazy journey of running, motherhood and just life in general.

This week: I’m planning on a rest day, 5k, 8k, 5k, rest day, KIDS RUN with both my girls (Hilary does 400m and Lilly does 800m), then pacing the 10k on Sunday πŸ™‚

How was your weekend?

Anyone race, run or do anything fun?

Ever pace a race?

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10 thoughts on “Two Weeks Out from PEI Half Marathon

  1. Nice job this week!! You are crushing your training and will crush your race. I pace half marathons from time to time – I did two in the spring and one the spring before. I am pacing another one the first weekend in November! Pacing is awesome, and such a rewarding experience. I’m excited for you.

    • Thanks Suze! It was nice to feel “normal” again – it’s been a while! I’m comfortable pacing a 10k as it’s not too long and I would hope my stomach would manage better in a 10k then a half. We’ll see in two weeks though πŸ™‚

  2. Way to go Anna, I’m mighty proud of you. You maybe a 261 fearless ambassador, but you getting back to it after injury is more fearless then any distance. You’re amazing (really)!

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